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8.24.2005

Pat Robertson: Stupid Liar

I hate to be so antagonistic on my blog -- whatever happened to "Minnesota Nice"? -- but, man, how dumb can you get?!? If you say something in front of hundreds of millions of international viewers, it's really hard to then say, "Oh, I never said that."

Duh!

Read the latest in Pat Robertson Says He Was Misinterpreted - Yahoo! News: "'There are a number of ways of taking out a dictator from power besides killing him. I was misinterpreted by the AP, but that happens all the time.' But a video of Monday's telecast shows that Robertson's exact words were: 'You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it."

2 Comments:

At August 24, 2005 at 4:44 PM, Blogger Norman Larson said...

Isn't Pat Robertson a Christian? If so, how can you call a Christian -- especially a Super Christian -- a "liar"?

 
At August 24, 2005 at 6:36 PM, Blogger emlarson said...

Easy; you just spell out four simple letters.

:)

Seriously, though...

1) Pat Robertson claims to be a Christian. I don't know his heart; only God does.

2) Christians lie, because Christians are human, and all humans sin. The question is, when we stand before the God of the Universe and He asks us why we deserve to be in His Holy presence for eternity, will we say a) "I tried to be a good person", or b) "I don't deserve to be here on my own merit, but I accept that Jesus was the Christ (chosen savior of mankind) and that He died for my multitude of sins, known and unknown, committed both before and after I knew Him." For his sake, I hope Pat's answer will be the latter, which will ultimately answer Point #1 above.

3) Given Point #2, there are no "Super Christians", though some popular "Christians" might like to think there's a special category like that for them. Your merit, or the unmerited favor of Jesus Christ. One or the other, with nothing in-between.

4) Pat Robertson made a statement that's so baldfacedly (new word!) untrue, "lie" is the only concise way to describe it. He said, "I did not say X", when he himself said "X" just a handful of hours before. That's a lie. Even Bill Clinton could argue the definition of "is" when he said, after the relationship was over, "There is no relationship". For Pat, if you read the quote, he'd have to argue about the definition of "it", which is hard to do when speaking English.

5) Grammatically, those who lie are liars. (Those who sin are sinners, those who smoke are smokers, those who swim are swimmers, etc. Some would challenge this, I suppose, but that gets pretty wishy-washy -- "Well, sure, I smoke, but it's not like I'm a smoker!" Well, why not?). So, calling Pat Robertson a liar is actually less inflammatory than calling him "stupid" -- but, given his comments, that's less controversial. :)

 

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